The Rev. Fred Ochieng Onyango

The Rev.  Fred Ochieng Onyango

Associate Rector

St. Paul's, Summerville

111 Waring Street Summerville, SC 29483



Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1977, Fred Ochieng Onyango moved with his family to Kisumu, when he was seven years old, where he spent most of life. In 1999 Fred gave his life to Christ and had a life transforming experience while he was working as a bouncer in a night club in the city of Kisumu. His work in the Anglican Church of Kenya started in 2000 when he joined the Diocese of Maseno South as a Youth leader. Soon thereafter he discerned the call to ordained ministry and started the process to ordination. In 2004 he joined Uganda Christian University for his initial seminary studies and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate in December 2008 and later into the priesthood in 2010. After his ordination, he served in the Anglican Diocese of Maseno South as a parish minister and as the Diocesan Children Ministry Coordinator. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship to study at Trinity School for Ministry where he graduated in May 2013 with a Master of Arts Religion (Systematic Theology and Church History).

Upon his return home he served briefly as the Athletics Director and Theology Lecturer at Uganda Christian University. In January 2014 he moved back to the Diocese of Maseno South where he has been serving as the Diocesan Missions Director and Vicar of Emmanuel Church. He has a big heart for global missions and hopes to foster the building of strategic mission partnerships that are mutually enriching within the Anglican communion. He has been working with parishes in the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, including Prince George Winyah, Georgetown; St. Helena’s, Beaufort; Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant and St. Matthew’s, Darlington to establish partnerships in Kenya and now feels called to continue the same work while living in South Carolina. He is resident at St. Paul’s, Summerville but is available to parishes in the diocese who are interested in building partnerships in the Global South. Fred is married to Sophy and they have four children; Jason, Paschal, Christian and Epiphany.